Disney’s THE LION KING becomes the inaugural production at Busan’s new Dream Theatre on 13th April
THE LION KING will open tonight in Busan at the Dream Theatre following record-breaking seasons in Seoul and Daegu. The excitement has been building for audiences from Busan and the surrounding cities for the landmark musical’s arrival. For the very first time in this region of Korea, people can see a production of this scale and ticket sales have been unprecedented. The Busan season has already been extended to accommodate the huge demand, now closing on 26th May, which will be the final chance for Koreans to see the original Broadway production on home soil.
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THE LION KING is a worldwide phenomenon that redefines the expectations of theatre. Having played over 100 cities in 20 countries, over 95 million people have experienced it, making it an unrivalled success in the industry. The acclaimed director, Julie Taymor, has brought together a spectacular show for Korean audiences with a truly global cast and crew representing 19 nationalities.
“Julie Taymor and her extraordinary creative team have brought The Lion King to thrilling theatrical life,” said Felipe Gamba, Director, International Strategy and Production at Disney Theatrical Productions. “It’s a joy to bring this show to the new Dream Theatre in Busan – we cannot wait for new audiences to join us here.”
Michael Cassel, Producer & Chief Executive Officer, Michael Cassel Group said, “It’s a dream come true to be touring Disney’s THE LION KING and receive the extraordinary response the show has to date in Korea. To open the show in Busan’s brand new Dream Theatre is a monumental landmark in the tour journey and we cannot wait to share this magical production with Busan audiences”
THE LION KING will continue to roar in Busan with performances from April 11th until May 26th at Busan Dream Theatre. For more information, please visit THE LION KING website (www.thelionking.co.kr).
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